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Beautiful museum

I had almost skipped visiting this museum, but so glad I went. Its small and cute but spent 3 hours... read more

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Mumbai, India
Interesting Museum

A really interesting museum. I wasn't familiar with "Art Brut" before visiting it, and it was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had almost skipped visiting this museum, but so glad I went. Its small and cute but spent 3 hours here..esp if you listen to the audio guide patiently. such wonderful works of art and marvellous experience. The ticket office accepts both euros and swiss...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really interesting museum. I wasn't familiar with "Art Brut" before visiting it, and it was definitely worth it. Apart from elitist viewpoints like "art for the art", these works made from common people, people usually on the margins of society, people who were using...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved this museum. It's a different experience. I've spent 2,5 hours getting absobed by these very special art forms and the artist's stories. Difficult to describe. I strongly recommend it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Escanuela C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small gallery with lots to see. Some ‘gifted amateurs’ with difficult stories and some unusual art forms. For the keen gallery visitor it is a breath of fresh air: not a single big name, just a whole lot of talent.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited the museum without knowing what ‘ Art Brut’ means . It is a nice collection but probably did not understand the meaning of most of the ‘disturbed ‘ pieces . There were very few pieces that I have really liked . Oh...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Art brut is defined as art not being influenced by any school or education and is the fact of people either at the margin of the society or mentally disabled. The result is simply stunning and absolutely unorthodox. The second best museum in Lausanne after...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

The artists are convicts or psychopaths,human beings out of the society of the ordinary people. In any case their pictures are very strong and I insist that must vi- sit it eveybody who wants to know the influnce of the art and the strength of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Antonis K
Reviewed October 10, 2018

This museum owes its existence and opulence to Dubuffet. It is different from other museums due to the fact that all paintings, sculptures and other art, were created by non-professional artists. Basquiat, Banksy and others would have had their place there at some point in...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank A7842DKeva
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Very interesting and unusual museum as it exhibits art from people on the margins of the art. The museum is about a 20 minute walk from the center of town and the entrance fee is 10chf

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Milica V
Reviewed September 24, 2018

This first acquaitance of mine with L' art brut was a revelation. It uncovered another aspect of art I was not aware of. Art may be beautiful, ugly, sophisticated, naive, eventive, liberating, healing and many more. Not only for those who create art but for...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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